Manufacturing Technology
TC = Technical Certificate | 1 year

Manufacturing Technology TC = Technical Certificate | 1 year
This program is designed to provide training necessary to obtain a position in the Machine Tool Technology Industry. Students will learn safety in the workplace, the basics of blueprint reading, technical math skills, G and M Code interpretation, computer numeric controlled (CNC) machinery set up and operation, machine tool routine maintenance, decision making and problem solving skills and managing a career in the manufacturing technology industry. In addition, students practice job planning and management, quality and inspection, process adjustment and improvement, technical communication, properties of metals and computer programs related to machining. Students completing this degree are eligible to take NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) certifications which are desired by industry employers. Students get to work with CNC machines, 3D printers, drill presses and other equipment in the College‚Äôs own shop.

Arkansas Future Grant

This program is Arkansas Future Grant eligible, which means the grant may cover tuition and fees.

Transfer or Stackable Options

The certificate can be used as one of the technical disciplines required for the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.
Dustin Burleson | Manufacturing Technology Instructor

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and use basic safety in the manufacturing and machine tools industry
  • Understand and use of measurement systems and instrumentation
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and apply blueprint reading data
  • Demonstrate ability to work among a diverse team of members to produce desired results
  • Identify and properly use correct equipment for applications in the manufacturing industry
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